Rangers and Giants! No Phillies - the Philly fans went home crying like they did from the Wachovia Center on June 9, 2010 when they lost a Game 6 to the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Finals. Stick that up your giggy, you fuckin jerks. The Yankees are out as well - maybe Joe Buck and Tim McCarver can still create a Jeter altar and worship him and ARod between innings.
Two teams that have World Series droughts that stretch back to the 50's won't be as popular as the Yankees-Phillies but, the way these playoff games are scheduled and ran, the MLB doesn't seem to care about ratings. For baseball purists, it doesn't get better than Lee-Lincecum in Game 1. It will have to wait until Wednesday because the MLB wants to give the teams a lot of time betweens series' but not enough time for the aforementioned starting pitchers to pitch Games 4 and 7.
Baseball purists will like that the weather should be nice. It may snow in the NE but Dallas and San Fran should remain temperate enough for passable baseball weather. It should be a good series and one that the Rangers should be favored in but the Giants have the home-field advantage. I will end by saying that I have enjoyed watching Brian Wilson pitch and his beard but him picking up a bat shows that the NL needs to adopt the DH rule. It is painfully obvious.